Author: DarrenCJ

Global action is required to tackle the web’s “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future”, says its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Sir Tim said people had realised how their data could be “manipulated” after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. However, he said he felt problems such as data breaches, hacking and misinformation could be tackled. He said, “I’m very (more…)

Terrifying new email scam, where attackers claim they have stolen your password. This is where an attacker sends an email to a person stating that their computer is hacked and that the attackers have been recording the screen and webcam as the user (more…)

Faster broadband has driven a £9bn surge in turnover for businesses, according to new government figures. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) says superfast broadband has now reached almost five million homes and businesses. They say the move has (more…)

Avast reports that data confirms over 213,000 detections of WanaCrypt0r 2.0 in 112 countries. “We have observed a massive peak in WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WCry) ransomware attacks, with more than 57,000 detections, so far today. According to our data, (more…)

More than 4,000 Brits had their computers infected with ransomware in 2016 with over £4.5m paid out to cyber criminals, according to Action Fraud. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files of infected PCs before demanding an extortionate payment for the encryption key needed to recover data. The malware typically (more…)